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Michigan Flyer-AirRide suspends bus services to Detroit Metro Airport

March 16, 2020
<p>The East Lansing clock tower photographed on Aug. 23, 2019. </p>

The East Lansing clock tower photographed on Aug. 23, 2019.

Photo by Sylvia Jarrus | The State News

Michigan Flyer-AirRide, Indian Trails’ airport shuttle service, announced Friday they will be suspending all daily runs between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport March 16 through April 16. 

This comes from an estimated 70% cancellation rate due to the sharp decline in air travel, Indian Trails President Chad Cushman said.

Passengers holding unused tickets for this period will be issued full refunds. 

“Our temporary suspension of service is directly related to travel restrictions put in place by key customer groups and federal officials to combat the spread of coronavirus,” the company said in a press release.

While airport-related bus services are suspended, other bus transportation services will continue to operate as usual, including Indian Trails’ charter buses and daily scheduled routes. 

Michigan Flyer-AirRide expects a full schedule of operations to resume on April 16. Tickets for travel on or after this date will be available online beginning March 23. 

“We will continue to monitor this pretty much daily,” Cushman said. “If you’ve been following what the airlines are announcing, it’s so fluid right now. So, we’re just going to continue to monitor it daily and hopefully we'll be able to reintroduce service on the 16th of April — if not sooner.”

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